behaviour when petting

Have any questions about one of the many subtle behaviors a beardie has? Ask and discuss it here!

behaviour when petting

Postby furbyteeth » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:14 pm

my last post on this forum was a bit heavy, but since then, i've gotten a new beardie who is much more healthy and an absolute sweetheart. however, i was just wondering if a beardie closing their eyes when they're being pet really does mean they're uncomfortable. gnomeo usually doesn't do it, but when he's lying down outside of his enclosure and ready to sleep, he'll let his eyes slowly flutter shut when i stroke him. i assume it's just because he's tired, but i don't want to stress him out right before he naps lol. sorry if this question sounds very stupid considering the situation
furbyteeth
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: behaviour when petting

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:49 pm

Closing of the eyes when petting is a sign of trust --- mine does it all the time
Karrie
KarrieRee
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 5740
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:24 am

Re: behaviour when petting

Postby claudiusx » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Here is a thread where we have discussed the closing of one eye behavior :)
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=143145

-Brandon
Follow along with all my beardies. Check out my thread here!: Claud's Crew
P.S. We have lots of pictures ;)
Click here if you use a Sunblaster fixture - IMPORTANT
User avatar
claudiusx
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 17492
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:44 pm
Location: California

Re: behaviour when petting

Postby furbyteeth » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:36 pm

thanks for the replies :) i read the thread linked, and i think it's a very interesting take on the whole thing surrounding why they'll close on eye, ive only ever read that it's just something they do. it's definitely a confusing trait among many more
furbyteeth
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Behavior

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSN [Bot]